ThisWeek reveals Super 12 girls basketball honorees for 2021-22

Their respective teams could always bank on ThisWeek‘s Super 12 girls basketball honorees.

All the honorees are finalists to be named Captain – our girls basketball Athlete of the Year. The award is presented by Liberty National Bank.

Our top athletes in all 30 sports will be among the honors revealed during the Central Ohio High School Sports Awards, presented by Encova Insurance and in partnership with Nationwide Children’s Hospital Sports Medicine and Raising Cane’s. The event will be held June 15 at the Ohio Theater. Honorees should register at tinyurl.com/2zfmn58e.

To read bios of previously announced honors, go to dispatch.com/sports/central-ohio-high-school-sports-awards.

Here is the Super 12 for girls basketball:

Mary Ferrito

Mary Ferrito

School: Jonathan Alder

Year: Senior

The Central Buckeye Conference Player of the Year, Ferrito led the Pioneers to a 20-6 record and a Division II district runner-up finish. A 5-foot-9 point guard, she averaged 18.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 3.0 steals while shooting nearly 40 percent from the 3-point range.

A first-team all-district and special mention all-state honoree, Ferrito finished with more than 1,200 career points.

Tessa Grady

Tessa Grady

School: Dublin Coffman

Year: Junior

Despite losing standout guard Jenna Kopyar to a season-ending injury in late December, the Shamrocks went 25-2 and earned a second consecutive Division I regional runner-up finish with this 6-2 wing player leading the way.

The OCC-Central Division Player of the Year, Grady was first-team all-district and second-team all-state as she averaged 14.0 points. Coffman has won seven consecutive league titles and 65 league games in a row.

Madison Greene

Madison Greene

School: Pickerington Central

Year: Junior

This 5-7 point guard and three-year starter had her best season yet, averaging 15.3 points and 4.0 rebounds to help lead the Tigers to their seventh consecutive Division I district championship.

Greene earned first-team all-OCC-Buckeye, first-team all-district and second-team all-state honors as Central went 20-7 overall and 7-3 in the league, losing to Coffman 53-41 in a regional semifinal. .

Nelia Guice

Nelia Guice

School: Westerville South

Year: Junior

A 5-9 guard, Guice averaged 12.9 points and 7.8 rebounds and was named first-team all-league, second-team all-district and honorable mention all-state.

Guice led South to a 14-0 record in the OCC-Capital for the program’s 10th league title. The Wildcats reached a Division I district final, losing to Coffman 47-42 to finish 21-5 overall.

Chloe Jeffers

Chloe Jeffers

School: Delaware Hayes

Year: Senior

This 5-10 guard became the sixth player in program history to score 1,000 points and poured in a program-record 41 during the Pacers’ first postseason win since 2013.

Jeffers was first-team all-state and all-district in Division I and OCC-Capital Player of the Year. She averaged 21.7 points, 7.8 rebounds and 4.8 assists as the Pacers reached their first district final since 1992 and finished 21-5.

Blessing King

Blessing King

School: Worthington Christian

Year: Senior

The defense and rebounding abilities of King, a 5-11 forward, helped the Warriors go 27-3 and finish as the Division III state runner-up.

King averaged 13 points and 10 rebounds and was named MSL-Ohio Player of the Year as the Warriors won their second consecutive league title. She was also the district’s Player of the Year and first-team all-state.

Laila Marshall

Laila Marshall

School: Gahanna Lincoln

Year: Junior

While leading the Lions to their third consecutive OCC-Ohio title and second Division I district title in three seasons, Marshall averaged 11.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.5 steals.

A 5-7 guard, Marshall battled ankle and knee problems early in the season but recovered to earn first-team all-league honors for the second consecutive season. She was also second-team all-district and honorable mention all-state as the Lions finished 16-9.

Kiarra McElrath

Kiarra McElrath

School: Hartley

Year: Junior

After McElrath averaged 7.5 points as a sophomore when the Hawks reached a Division II regional semifinal, the 5-6 guard elevated her game while helping Hartley reach a state semifinal for the first time since 2001.

McElrath averaged 18 points and 3.5 assists to earn first-team all-CCL and all-district and second-team all-state honors as the Hawks finished 19-7.

Mya Perry

Mya Perry

School: Reynoldsburg

Year: Senior

Perry is a 6-0 guard who spent her freshman year at Pickerington Central but the last three seasons with the Raiders, leading them to Division I regional semifinals in 2020 and ’21 and a state championship this season.

After averaging 15 points as a junior when she also made the Super 12, Perry increased her scoring average to 18.5 this season and added 3.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game while earning first-team all-league, all-district and all-state honors. .

Imarianah Russell

Imarianah Russell

School: Reynoldsburg

Year: Senior

A 6-0 senior guard who was the OCC-Buckeye Player of the Year, the Division I District Player of the Year, a first-team all-state honoree and the runner-up for Ms. Basketball, Russell has been selected to the Super 12 for the second consecutive season.

While helping the Raiders go 26-2 and win their first state title, she averaged 24.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists. She closed her prep career with 2,002 points.

Charia Smith

Charia Smith

School: Northland

Year: Senior

After averaging 12 points while earning first-team all-OCC-Capital honors as a junior at Westerville North, Smith transferred to Northland and saw her offensive game soar.

The 6-3 post player, who helped the Vikings to the City League-North title, averaged 22.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and 4.0 steals in being named first-team all-league and all-district and second-team all-state.

Berry Wallace

Berry Wallace

School: Pickerington Central

Year: Sophomore

A 6-1 forward, Wallace proved integral inside as she averaged 12.2 points and 9.0 rebounds to pace Central to a seventh consecutive Division I district title.

Wallace, whose father is Tigers coach Chris Wallace, earned first-team all-league and second-team all-district and all-state honors. She had a team-high 13 points in a regional semifinal loss to Coffman.

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